Boston 2024

Home of Football Tailgating, Intramural Football and the occasional baseball game
Forum rules
"The opinions expressed on this board are property of the poster and do not reflect the opinion of EagleOutsider, Boston College or Boston College Athletics"

Boston 2024

Postby Endless Mike on Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:49 am

Boston has beaten the other US cities to become a finalist for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Experts are calling it a favorite to get the bid. This seems like a tremendously bad idea.
Image
User avatar
Endless Mike
Lyons Hall
 
Posts: 8486
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:02 pm
Karma: 1611

Re: Boston 2024

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:50 am

get obama to help and you should be well clear of that tremendously bad idea

ps - i see bc renting our dorm rooms. could you imagine the poor assholes that get stuck in the mods
Tom Dooder wrote: If [anthony brown's] performance made you nervous, you're a fucking pussy...
User avatar
TobaccoRoadEagle
BC Guy
 
Posts: 20637
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:51 am
Location: tobaccoroad
Karma: 5690

Re: Boston 2024

Postby Endless Mike on Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:55 am

Jon FIsh of Suffolk Construction is behind this because he gets all the contracts and he stands to make billions from it. So maybe they can build the temporary 60,000 seat stadium by his house in Hingham.
Image
User avatar
Endless Mike
Lyons Hall
 
Posts: 8486
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:02 pm
Karma: 1611

Re: Boston 2024

Postby b0mberMan on Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:18 am

I've always thought we could use more people on the T.
NorthEndEagle wrote:cat hair pee fire
b0mberMan
Lyons Hall
 
Posts: 9469
Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 8:43 pm
Location: Cat hair pee fire
Karma: 2672

Re: Boston 2024

Postby claver2010 on Fri Jan 09, 2015 10:06 am

this transportation system can't survive a pink hat game or the fact that it's cold out

hosting the olympics sounds like a tremendous idea
Bush, George H W
Cosby, Bill
Disick, Scott
Flair, Ric
Griffin, Kathy
Khamenei, Ali
McCain, John
Pele
Soros, George
User avatar
claver2010
Gasson Hall
 
Posts: 17250
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:55 pm
Karma: 2990

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:49 am

You have got to be shitting me.
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:59 pm

Where are all those assholes who were marching on The Common a month ago when you need them?
"I have history, and I understand history, so I know where we’ve been and where we are, and where we are trying to go, okay? But it’s been somewhere between 6.5 and 6.6 wins a year since 1980, which is 38 years. We’re at 7..."
User avatar
DavidGordonsFoot
Fulton Hall
 
Posts: 14728
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:56 pm
Location: Not tobaccoroad
Karma: 2894

Re: Boston 2024

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:49 pm

There will be an Olympic Bid Community Meeting in Southie tomorrow. I'm confident the dialogue will be rational and measured.
"I have history, and I understand history, so I know where we’ve been and where we are, and where we are trying to go, okay? But it’s been somewhere between 6.5 and 6.6 wins a year since 1980, which is 38 years. We’re at 7..."
User avatar
DavidGordonsFoot
Fulton Hall
 
Posts: 14728
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:56 pm
Location: Not tobaccoroad
Karma: 2894

Re: Boston 2024

Postby Endless Mike on Tue Feb 24, 2015 8:55 am

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:There will be an Olympic Bid Community Meeting in Southie tomorrow. I'm confident the dialogue will be rational and measured.


Nametag event?
Image
User avatar
Endless Mike
Lyons Hall
 
Posts: 8486
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:02 pm
Karma: 1611

Re: Boston 2024

Postby hansen on Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:53 pm

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:There will be an Olympic Bid Community Meeting in Southie tomorrow. I'm confident the dialogue will be rational and measured.


Will Eva be there?
HANSENPOST :shrug

Image
User avatar
hansen
Fulton Hall
 
Posts: 13927
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:07 pm
Location: Not Japan
Karma: 247

Re: Boston 2024

Postby commavegarage on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:34 am

do we have an update as to where this bid is at
hey huerta if you readin this dont tell jimmy **** that i put xlax in teh chuck wagons...lol
commavegarage
Devlin Hall
 
Posts: 7147
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:33 pm
Karma: 736

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:35 am

Host city is announced in 2017.
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:40 am

Right now there are two bids, Rome and Boston. It looks like a lot of the other potential bidders, Paris/Berlin etc. may wait until 2028. Rome pulled out last time. Unfortunately, I think this shit might actually happen now that Boston beat SF and LA for the US bid. If Paris jumps in, we may get saved.
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby commavegarage on Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:25 am

this would be such a disaster
hey huerta if you readin this dont tell jimmy **** that i put xlax in teh chuck wagons...lol
commavegarage
Devlin Hall
 
Posts: 7147
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:33 pm
Karma: 736

Re: Boston 2024

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:30 pm

twballgame9 wrote:Right now there are two bids, Rome and Boston. It looks like a lot of the other potential bidders, Paris/Berlin etc. may wait until 2028. Rome pulled out last time. Unfortunately, I think this shit might actually happen now that Boston beat SF and LA for the US bid. If Paris jumps in, we may get saved.

holy shit this is going to happen isn't it?
"I have history, and I understand history, so I know where we’ve been and where we are, and where we are trying to go, okay? But it’s been somewhere between 6.5 and 6.6 wins a year since 1980, which is 38 years. We’re at 7..."
User avatar
DavidGordonsFoot
Fulton Hall
 
Posts: 14728
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:56 pm
Location: Not tobaccoroad
Karma: 2894

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:37 pm

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:Right now there are two bids, Rome and Boston. It looks like a lot of the other potential bidders, Paris/Berlin etc. may wait until 2028. Rome pulled out last time. Unfortunately, I think this shit might actually happen now that Boston beat SF and LA for the US bid. If Paris jumps in, we may get saved.

holy shit this is going to happen isn't it?


There are 24 months for other morons to get involved.
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby commavegarage on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:06 am

seems like cities have finally gotten a little smarter about how bad it is for a city / state etc to host.

which makes sense as to why were jumping in now
hey huerta if you readin this dont tell jimmy **** that i put xlax in teh chuck wagons...lol
commavegarage
Devlin Hall
 
Posts: 7147
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:33 pm
Karma: 736

Re: Boston 2024

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:34 am

I was thinking about this earlier...

If hosting the games in 2024 fast-tracks the indoor practice facility, is it worth it?
"I have history, and I understand history, so I know where we’ve been and where we are, and where we are trying to go, okay? But it’s been somewhere between 6.5 and 6.6 wins a year since 1980, which is 38 years. We’re at 7..."
User avatar
DavidGordonsFoot
Fulton Hall
 
Posts: 14728
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:56 pm
Location: Not tobaccoroad
Karma: 2894

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:35 am

I think that a lot of the bad things you hear are related to cities that have no capacity for it. Boston would be a nightmare in its present form, but at least there is some capacity there - public transportation (while terrible now) hotels (although not enough) major international airport (though a pain in the ass) existing sports venues.

I think they would have to pour money into certain things, but not as much money as other cities outside the US. And it does have the potential, if they do it right, to make Boston a world class city, because they will need to fix many of the things that now limit it.

In the end it's not worth the price tag and it has the potential to be a disaster if they half ass it. I also will be on vacation those two weeks. That said, it's not as horrible as other Olympics have been and it could have some benefits.
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:36 am

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:I was thinking about this earlier...

If hosting the games in 2024 fast-tracks the indoor practice facility, is it worth it?


You are thinking too small. BC should agree to foot a portion of the 60,000 seat Olympic venue in Southie and convert it into a dome with filled in corners!
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:40 am

twballgame9 wrote:
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:I was thinking about this earlier...

If hosting the games in 2024 fast-tracks the indoor practice facility, is it worth it?


You are thinking too small. BC should agree to foot a portion of the 60,000 seat Olympic venue in Southie and convert it into a dome with filled in corners!

Would the dome be retractable? Asking for a friend.
"I have history, and I understand history, so I know where we’ve been and where we are, and where we are trying to go, okay? But it’s been somewhere between 6.5 and 6.6 wins a year since 1980, which is 38 years. We’re at 7..."
User avatar
DavidGordonsFoot
Fulton Hall
 
Posts: 14728
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:56 pm
Location: Not tobaccoroad
Karma: 2894

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:41 am

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby DavidGordonsFoot on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:41 am

PS - Personally, I would never do this, but you would make a killing on Airbnb were you to rent out your place while you're on vacation those two weeks. You know, if you're comfortable with that sort of thing.
"I have history, and I understand history, so I know where we’ve been and where we are, and where we are trying to go, okay? But it’s been somewhere between 6.5 and 6.6 wins a year since 1980, which is 38 years. We’re at 7..."
User avatar
DavidGordonsFoot
Fulton Hall
 
Posts: 14728
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:56 pm
Location: Not tobaccoroad
Karma: 2894

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:44 am

DavidGordonsFoot wrote:PS - Personally, I would never do this, but you would make a killing on Airbnb were you to rent out your place while you're on vacation those two weeks. You know, if you're comfortable with that sort of thing.


I'll be out of my condo in the city long before then and was planning to keep it to rent - you can be damn sure I'm keeping it now.
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby commavegarage on Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:16 am

love the pictures of the empty streets.
hey huerta if you readin this dont tell jimmy **** that i put xlax in teh chuck wagons...lol
commavegarage
Devlin Hall
 
Posts: 7147
Joined: Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:33 pm
Karma: 736

Re: Boston 2024

Postby TobaccoRoadEagle on Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:39 pm

twballgame9 wrote:
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:PS - Personally, I would never do this, but you would make a killing on Airbnb were you to rent out your place while you're on vacation those two weeks. You know, if you're comfortable with that sort of thing.


I'll be out of my condo in the city long before then and was planning to keep it to rent - you can be damn sure I'm keeping it now.

Looking for something in Mexico?
Tom Dooder wrote: If [anthony brown's] performance made you nervous, you're a fucking pussy...
User avatar
TobaccoRoadEagle
BC Guy
 
Posts: 20637
Joined: Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:51 am
Location: tobaccoroad
Karma: 5690

Re: Boston 2024

Postby 2001Eagle on Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:03 pm

TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:PS - Personally, I would never do this, but you would make a killing on Airbnb were you to rent out your place while you're on vacation those two weeks. You know, if you're comfortable with that sort of thing.


I'll be out of my condo in the city long before then and was planning to keep it to rent - you can be damn sure I'm keeping it now.

Looking for something in Mexico?



Thought it was el salvador?
Coach hard. Love hard.
User avatar
2001Eagle
Cushing Hall
 
Posts: 2273
Joined: Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:26 pm
Karma: 505

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:10 am

2001Eagle wrote:
TobaccoRoadEagle wrote:
twballgame9 wrote:
DavidGordonsFoot wrote:PS - Personally, I would never do this, but you would make a killing on Airbnb were you to rent out your place while you're on vacation those two weeks. You know, if you're comfortable with that sort of thing.


I'll be out of my condo in the city long before then and was planning to keep it to rent - you can be damn sure I'm keeping it now.

Looking for something in Mexico?



Thought it was el salvador?


I was thinking Hingham or Wellesley, not Lawrence.
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Re: Boston 2024

Postby eepstein0 on Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:45 pm

twballgame9 wrote:I think that a lot of the bad things you hear are related to cities that have no capacity for it. Boston would be a nightmare in its present form, but at least there is some capacity there - public transportation (while terrible now) hotels (although not enough) major international airport (though a pain in the ass) existing sports venues.

I think they would have to pour money into certain things, but not as much money as other cities outside the US. And it does have the potential, if they do it right, to make Boston a world class city, because they will need to fix many of the things that now limit it.

In the end it's not worth the price tag and it has the potential to be a disaster if they half ass it. I also will be on vacation those two weeks. That said, it's not as horrible as other Olympics have been and it could have some benefits.


I have zero faith they would do it correctly.
User avatar
eepstein0
Gasson Hall
 
Posts: 15613
Joined: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:35 pm
Location: Danvers, MA
Karma: -304

Re: Boston 2024

Postby twballgame9 on Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:18 am

Looking like it may not matter after all.
"We remind everyone that Boston College fired a perfectly good coach because he went on a job interview, and deserves all of this." Spencer Hall
User avatar
twballgame9
BC Guy
 
Posts: 30082
Joined: Sat Sep 05, 2009 8:49 am
Karma: 2400

Next

Return to Shea Field

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

Untitled document